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Cards news and notes: Matheny, Cards' Youth, fourth win in a row

Yesterday's dose of VEB

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Craig makes the case that Matheny needs to cool his devotion to earning his starting pitchers the win, and his closer the save, in his first piece. Such thinking from Matheny is causing bad decisions, and I completely agree. My piece later today will also critique Matheny's decision making process.

Think the Cardinals' roster is aging? Lil Scooter's hunt and peck implores you to think again, as according to, the Cardinals' roster is the fifth youngest. Also check out the hunt and peck for all your Cardinals related news around the web.

In his series preview, Craig declared that the Cardinals should destroy the Brewers, and considering the state of their MLB club, it's hard to disagree with that opinion. It worked out in game one, check out the preview for why it should continue in games two and three.

The Cards did indeed destroy the Brewers in game one, check out the game thread for the VEB community's takes as they happened, and check out As You Van Slyke It's recap thread for post-game analysis.

The Cards have the day off today, which is fortunate as all the position players are dead tired from doing so much base running the last few days. They'll pick up again 7:15 CT, with Mike Leake taking on Chase Anderson.